How to create a YouTube channel & how to upload a video?

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YouTube is the largest video blogging platform and it is growing.
How to create a YouTube channel?
How to upload videos on YouTube?
Youtube became very popular because of its interactive features and continuously increasing features.
If you want to earn from YouTube or you want to upload videos for some other purpose you need a channel first. It is pretty simple to do. Follow the steps to learn how to create a Youtube channel and how to upload videos on YouTube?

How to create a YouTube channel?

You need a Gmail account to create your YouTube channel, you can use your existing Gmail account.

  1. Open the link www.youtube.com/create_channel and log in with your Gmail account or you can create a channel from the YouTube page click on your account at the top right of the YouTube page if you are already signed in with your account. And click on Create Channel.
YouTube Create channel option
  1. You will see a display dialogue, click on the GET STARTED button.
YouTube Channel get started
  1. You will be asked to chose the name for your YouTube channel. You can select the name associated with your gmail account or you can chose a different name for the YouTube channel.
    Select the custom name, as it will look more professional according to your topic.
Create custom name for YouTube channel
  1. Type a name for your YouTube channel. Check the I understand…. button and click on the CREATE button.
YouTube naming the channel
  1. In this screen, you need to upload a profile picture for the channel, write a description for the channel and link your website and social media profiles with the channel.

    Note, all these are optional. You can leave these or set up these settings later.
YouTube upload profile picture
YouTube channel description
YouTube website and social links
  1. After filling the details click on the SAVE AND CONTINUE at the bottom.
  2. Your YouTube channel is now created. You can customize your channel with a channel art and different a profile picture. To customize your channel click on the customize channel button.
YouTube Customize Channel button
  1. Here you can upload a channel art (which will be used as a cover photo for the channel) and profile picture for the channel.

    You can create YouTube channel art and profile pictures at Canva for free.
YouTube channel art and profile picture change

How to upload videos on YouTube?

  1. To upload videos on your YouTube channel log in to your channel and click on the CREATE VIDEO POST BUTTON create video postat the top right corner and click on Upload Video.
    Or you can upload videos by clicking on the UPLOAD VIDEO button on the screen.

    How to upload videos on youtube
  2. Select the video file which you want to upload bu click on the SELECT FILE button.

    Select file to upload to YouTube
  3. The video will start uploading. After completing the upload the video will process, it may take some time to process the video. Give a proper title that represents the video Also write some description of the video on the description box.

    Video uploaded title and Decription filled YouTube
  4. After filling the title and the description scroll down and choose the right thumbnail for the video. The thumbnail you will choose will be previewed for the video.

    Choos the right thumbnail YouTube
  5. Scroll down and select the audience type. Your video may not suitable for kids(YouTube has age restrictions), you have to tell YouTube that the video is suitable for kids or not. Choose the right one.

    Select audience type
  6. Click on More Options and write some tags for the video. The tags are very important. When anyone searches for a video the tags play a very important role. If your video has proper tags than the chance is high to show the video on the first page of the search result.

    You can check all the other options available, but I think for the first time you do not need the other options.

    Click on the NEXT button.

    Youtube video tags
  7. You can promote another video or your own video between the playtime or after the playtime by adding the video links. You can leave these as it is if you do not want to. Click on NEXT.

    YouTube Promote video
  8. You can schedule the publishing time at a later time. You can also make the video public or private. Set these accordingly and click on PUBLISH.

    YouTube Video publish
  9. The video is now published, you can check the video by the link or from your youtube channel.

    YouTube Video Published

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